The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was established in 2012 and granted some undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children temporary relief from deportation. Since its inception, DACA has provided relief to approximately 21,110 individuals who
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Based on the first quarter of the 2020 fiscal year, which began July 1, the state of Georgia faces mounting shortfalls in both income tax and sales tax collections, which make up nearly 80 percent of funding needed to operate
Last month, Gov. Brian Kemp directed most Georgia agencies to cut state spending, marking the first call for mandatory budget cuts since the Great Recession. If the governor recommends all of the cuts proposed by agency leaders, lawmakers will be
Next year, lawmakers will consider legislation that could threaten Georgia’s ability to remain economically competitive by significantly weakening the state’s main source of funding. This vote comes at a time when Georgia faces both a cloudy economic forecast and critical
During the 2019 legislative session, the Georgia General Assembly approved 28 tax bills. Lawmakers will wait until next year to consider the legislature’s most ambitious tax proposals that include significant tax breaks and new revenues to support Georgia’s growing economy.
The Georgia General Assembly approved 16 major tax bills between January and “Crossover Day,” the deadline for legislation to clear at least one chamber to be eligible for final passage this legislative session. Georgia’s constitution requires any measures raising revenue
Lawmakers are racing to pass a risky tax package that drains $1.4 billion a year from the state treasury once fully implemented. A better choice is to hit the pause button and send school districts the full amount of money
Bill Analysis: House Bill 918 Substitute (LC 34 5383-ECS); Feb. 22, 2018 Georgia leaders are now rushing a massive tax package through the state’s General Assembly with limited debate and without a clear tally of the plan’s true cost. Gov.
The U.S. Senate is set to vote as soon as this Thursday on a major tax package that poses serious risks to regular Georgia families and the state’s future prosperity. Bottom line, like its House counterpart, the current plan includes
Lawmakers in our nation’s capital are set to consider a sweeping package of tax changes that appears to mostly overlook families struggling to make ends meet, both nationwide and here in Georgia. A new nonpartisan analysis of the initial tax